Planning April 2015

Planning April 2015

Special Section: National Planning Awards

Planning cover Data-Driven

Mary Hammon explains how to leverage the potential of big data — in Planning Practice.

Cities by Consensus

Crowdsourcing takes planning to a new level, says Lisa Selin Davis.

Beyond the Sign

Grant Hayzlett shares the ideal recipe for wayfinding success.

Perspectives

A guest column by APA President William Anderson.

News

Selma, charter cities.

Legal Lessons

Health impact assessments.

The Commissioner

A bimonthly department aimed at planning commissioners, edited by Carolyn Torma.

Ever Green

Tim Beatley explores animal architecture.

Letters

Agenda 21.

Planners Library

Manhattan's Wild West, mayors rule?

Media

Light pollution, reconsidering McHarg.

Viewpoint

Meeting fatigue.

National Planning Awards

Awards Introduction

Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan

Vibrant NEO 2040, Northeast Ohio

The Pierre L'Enfant International Planning Excellence Award

Tecnológico de Monterrey Urban Regeneration Plan, Monterrey, Mexico

HUD Secretary's Opportunity and Empowerment Award

Mueller Redevelopment, Austin, Texas

National Planning Excellence Award for Economic Planning & Development

Phase 1 Glenwood Refinement Plan, Springfield, Oregon

National Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice

First Last Mile Strategic Plan & Planning Guidelines, Los Angeles

National Planning Excellence Award for a Communications Initiative

Boston Complete Streets Design Guidelines

JAPA Article of the Year

"Planning and Social Media: Case Study of Public Transit and Stigma on Twitter," Lisa Schweitzer, University of Southern California

National Planning Excellence Award for Transportation Planning

moveDC, Washington, D.C.

National Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach

Making Planning Public: Newark Zoning Workshop, Newark, New Jersey

National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design

The BIG U, New York City

National Planning Excellence Award for Environmental Planning

Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan

National Planning Excellence Award for Implementation

Green City, Clean Waters, Philadelphia

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Agency

Maryland Department of Planning

National Planning Excellence Award for an Emerging Planning & Design Firm

Raimi + Associates, Berkeley, California

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Advocate

County Supervisor Greg Cox, San Diego

National Planning Excellence Award for Advancing Diversity & Social Change (in Honor of Paul Davidoff)

State Rep. Harold Mitchell, Jr. and the ReGenesis Project, Spartanburg, South Carolina

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Firm

Perkins+Will, San Francisco

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Pioneer

Donald Shoup

Cover: The Big U. BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group.